MSI Megabook GT725


MSI Megabook GT725Notebook: MSI Megabook GT725
Processor: Intel Core 2 Quad Q9000
Graphics Adapter: ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4850
Display: 17.0 inch, 16:10, 1680x1050 pixels, glossy: yes
Weight: 2.7kg
Price: 1600 euro
Average Score: 83.8% - good
Average of 5 scores (from 5 reviews)
price: 80%, performance: 71%, features: 50%, display: 61% mobility: 60%, workmanship: 66%, ergonomy: 82%, emissions: 76%

Reviews for the MSI Megabook GT725

80% MSI GT725-087UK review
Source: PC Advisor English

The MSI GT725 is - literally and figuratively - a bit lighter than its beefy 17in gaming laptop competitors. And that's not necessarily a bad thing: the price is a little lower than the cost of many other desktop replacements, while the hefty 3.5kg case is a shade more manageable than many. What matters more in this case is that it provides strong performance for a reasonable £1,117. This MSI laptop offers good gaming performance but makes some missteps with its muted screen and its awkward keyboard. Overall, the GT725 is a competent gaming and entertainment laptop. It'll fill other roles when needed, but it seems like itself only when you're shooting 3D aliens or playing movies.

Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 06/23/2009
Rating: Total score: 80%

Foreign Reviews

80% MSI Megabook GT725-9547VHP
Source: - 10/09 German
Single Review, , Very Short, Date: 09/01/2009
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 90%
84% Test MSI GT725 Gaming Notebook
Source: Notebookcheck German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/10/2009
Rating: Total score: 84% performance: 92% display: 72% mobility: 69% workmanship: 82% ergonomy: 83% emissions: 76%
95% Das richtige Notizbuch
Source: PC Games Hardware - 8/09 German
Comparison, , Length Unknown, Date: 07/01/2009
Rating: Total score: 95% price: 70%
80% MSI GT725Q-9047VHP
Source: Notebookjournal German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/20/2009
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 80% performance: 50% features: 50% display: 50% mobility: 50% workmanship: 50% ergonomy: 80%


ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4850:

Based on the desktop HD 4850 but with slower clock rates, the Radeon HD 4850 features DirectX 10.1 support with a relatively large 256 bit memory bus.

With these GPUs you are able to play modern and demanding games fluently at medium detail settings and HD resolution.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.

Intel Core 2 Quad: Mobile version of the desktop Quad Core processor. Due to low clock rates it is not recommended for most applications.


Slow clocked quad core CPU (4 cores) that suffers especially in many games from the low clock speed. Therefore, not suited for games and only for highly multi threaded applications.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.

17.0": Meanwhile the 17 inch display size is a more frequently offered standard format for desktop-replacements. The DTR-laptops can't be carried easily, need much energy but on the other side texts can be read easily and high resolutions are no problem. DTR mainly are intended for stationary usage on desks, where the weight and the energy need are unimportant.
» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.

2.7 kg: This notebook is lighter than the average of all notebooks. It is too heavy for sub-notebooks. 14 inch displays are normal for this class of weight.

MSI: Micro-Star International (MSI), is a Taiwan based computer hardware manufacturer since 1986 best known for desktop computer motherboards. MSI also designs and manufactures graphics cards, barebone PCs, notebook computers, networking products, servers, multimedia, consumer electronics, and storage devices. MSI, as most Taiwanese computer manufacturers, sells products on OEM/ODM basis. It also sells products worldwide based on its own brand name "MSI". The market share of laptops with the MSI brand is rather low.

MSI reviews

83.8%: This rating should be considered to be average. This is because the proportion of notebooks which have a higher rating is approximately equal to the proportion which have a lower rating.

» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.

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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2009-06- 8 (Update: 2012-05-26)